Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • Used vs. New Textbooks
  • Choose the Right Cell Phone Plan
  • Always Ask About Student Discounts
  • Avoid Certain Credit Cards
  • Student Credit Cards
  • Meal Allowances and School Plans
  • Work Study or Part-Time Job
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students
  • Student Banking
  • Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits

Always Ask About Student Discounts

Your student ID can be more useful than you think. Students can use their school IDs to acquire discounts at some of their favorite stores. For example J. Crew, Top Shop and Ralph Lauren offer 10 to 15 percent student discounts. While some stores advertise college discounts, many can be found with a quick Google search.

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